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Microsoft’s 2012 is a pretty busy one. On top of launching Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, it’s also found time to bring about its own cross-platform Spotify rival. Xbox Music is finally landing tomorrow, but what does it actually do? Read more

Odd one, this. Samsung seems to be taking aim at Apple’s new iPod touch, but it’s doing so with a phone, rather than a standalone MP4 player. Can a Galaxy-branded music phone be the new Walkman? Read more

The Google Nexus 7 tablet is landing later this month. It represents the best in Android for an insanely low price, but will a serious lack of content affect its success on these shores? Read more

I’ve been to see a few music streaming services recently. I’ve been a long-time user of Spotify, but in the last month I’ve gone for briefings with both Sony (for its Music Unlimited service) and now Napster, which is relaunching in the UK as a streaming service owned by US company Rhapsody.

Apparently, now’s the time to get in on the streaming action; the market is growing. But if that’s the case, what can you do to differentiate yourself from the big players? And how do you shake off such an infamous reputation as the one attached to Napster? That’s exactly what I asked Napster Europe’s General Manager, Thorsten Schliesche…

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Beats, the headphone and software music monger, has just coughed up something in the region of $14 million (£8.9 million) to buy US-based streaming company MOG. Music streaming is undoubtedly a smart addition to the Beats brand, but what does it mean for its fans? Read more

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So you thought Android was only getting one top notch music app today? You thought wrong: Songkick Concerts has just arrived, hot on the heels of this afternoon’s Spotify launch.

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Waist deep into Spotify? Couldn’t fathom using another streaming service? Hold up! Rdio, the first proper, worthy rival to Spotify’s multi-platform onslaught has just landed in the UK. Ready to ditch the green and adopt the blue? Read on for the details… Read more

Bedroom music makers have more power today than The Beatles ever had at their disposal, but getting the sounds you want often involves a mountain of equipment. Thankfully, a new tool for Mac and PCs lets you through out some of the more obtrusive MIDI equipment by turning your desk into an instrument.  Read more

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